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Table 2 Patient’s views on factors that promote TCIM usage, LEKMA hospital, 2017

From: Factors that promote and sustain the use of traditional, complementary and integrative medicine services at LEKMA hospital, Ghana, 2017: an observational study

Client issues Disagree (%) Neutral (%) Agree (%)
General Belief in the use of TCIM
 Knowledge in the use of TCIM 3 (5.4) 9 (16.4) 43 (78.2)
 More potent than orthodox medicine 5 (9.1) 14 (25.5) 36 (65.5)
 Can be dangerous 8 (9.6) 6 (10.9) 41 (74.6)
 Last resort 19 (34.5) 8 (14.6) 28 (50.9)
Location of TCIM
 Location influences decision 9 (16.4) 4 (7.3) 42 (76.4)
 More people will use if located in a health facility 3 (5.5) 2 (3.6) 50 (90.9)
 Visible directional signs 15 (27.3) 6 (10.9) 34 (61.9)
Perceived effectiveness
 More effective 6 (10.9) 15 (27.3) 34 (61.8)
 Decide before coming 7 (12.7) 1 (1.8) 47 (85.4)
Availability of TCIM services
 Readily available 8 (14.5) 13 (23.6) 34 (61.8)
 Waiting time 5 (9.1) 10 (18.2) 40 (72.7)
 Cost is cheaper 23 (41.8) 17 (30.9) 15 (27.3)
 Included in NHIS 2 (3.6) 3 (5.5) 50 (90.9)
 TCIM service is easier 15 (27.3) 14 (25.5) 26 (47.3)
Perceived effectiveness Definitely no Not sure Definitely yes
Recommendation of TCIM to family and friends 4 (7.2) 4 (7.23) 47 (85.5)